Data Breaches

Data Breaches

A number of patients from Suburban Lung Associates in Illinois may face a protected health information (PHI) breach, when a local CBS affiliate received information more »

On Tuesday, an Anthem, Inc spokesperson stated that anywhere from 8.8 million to 18.8 million non-customers could be impacted by the previously announced Anthem data more »

A former patient filed a lawsuit against Aventura Hospital and Medical Center following the facility’s third healthcare data breach in two years. According to a more »

Last year, 164 PHI data breaches were reported to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), according to the more »

The Supreme Court has dismissed a class action suit for medical identity theft filed against St. Joseph Health System (SJHS), a healthcare facility in Texas. more »

When patients’ PHI is stolen, medical identity theft could occur. Moreover, providers that don’t comply with HIPAA standards could face heavy fines, as well as more »

Wyoming recently passed legislation calling for greater security breach notification and included health information in its definition of “personal information.” Wyoming now joins a seemingly more »

The personal information of 8,700 individuals, 6,300 of whom are patients, may be at risk following a data breach at Lone Star Circle of Care more »

The third time might be the charm, but when it comes to giving data security notices to patients because of a potential healthcare data breach, more »

Covered entities (CEs) that experienced a data breach in 2014 that affected fewer than 500 people have an important HIPAA breach notification deadline approaching: March more »

Students at a Georgia university are claiming that they are victims of identity theft after their information, including some medical data, was reported stolen from a more »

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is potentially on a more positive track for 2015 when it comes to keeping veterans’ protected health information (PHI) more »

Kaiser Permanente is notifying customers of a potential health data breach after a box of medical documents spilled off of a courier truck on Jan. more »

More healthcare organizations, and even several state governments, are beginning to consider health data encryption as a necessary approach to keeping sensitive data secure. Keeping more »

Following the massive Anthem data breach earlier this month, some Connecticut lawmakers hope to create a new health data encryption policy to better protect consumer more »

The government is continuing its efforts to work toward mitigating cyber threats, as this week it announced the creation of a new cybersecurity agency. The more »

The Federal Trade Commission approved final orders resolving complaints in a patient privacy case where customers were allegedly tricked into disclosing some of their personal more »

Without the necessary combination of administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, a healthcare organization runs the risk of finding itself in a situation that could compromise more »

If facilities do not have a strong healthcare cybersecurity approach, it can be more difficult to ensure the security of sensitive information, such as patients’ more »

Anthem, Inc. announced a potential health data breach last week after one of its data bases containing the personally identifiable information (PII) of 80 million more »

The Anthem data breach should be a reminder for healthcare organizations of all sizes how important it is to have comprehensive and current safeguards in more »

Earlier today, HealthITSecurity.com reported on the Anthem data breach, which could potentially compromise the personal information of up to 80 million people. While it is not more »

Hackers allegedly broke into Anthem, Inc.’s database last week, potentially compromising the personal information of approximately 80 million former and current customers, as well as more »

Securing health information is becoming more difficult as information security events and data breaches continue at a staggering rate. Stolen healthcare information commands a higher more »

Keeping patients’ protected health information (PHI) secure is a major part of adhering to privacy regulations, while also maintaining patients’ trust. No healthcare facility wants more »

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